The Weekend Guide

Cityscapes: An image from Dillon Marsh’s Counting the Costs, on at Gallery MoMo

Cityscapes: An image from Dillon Marsh’s Counting the Costs, on at Gallery MoMo

No Rules Vol. 3: Following four sold out shows, Joburg’s newest pop-up restaurant is back for the Summer edition of this seasonal event. Patrons can expect a three course harvest table feast prepared by co-founder Khanya Mzongwana, live entertainment, wines from Publik Wine, craft beer from Devil’s Peak Beer, hard lemonade from Richmond Hill Brewing Co, coffee by Billy Dukes and an experimental dessert station by Yococo. Details: The pop-up returns to Johannesburg on November 2 at the Dunkelder Theatre’s Tennis Court, 63 Kent Road, Dunkel, 2196.
Tickets cost R495 and can be purchased from Bring friends because when buying five tickets, you get one free. For more information visit their Instagram page @norulescafeteria

9 − 5: Do Artists Need Structure?: Banele Khoza ponders the humdrum nine-to-five structure in a performance piece and social experiment that explores what would happen if a creative adopted the seemingly corporate routine. For the duration of the exhibition Khoza will live paint from and have his office at the Pretoria Art Museum. Details: The exhibition takes place until December 7 at the Pretoria Art Museum, Francis Baard & Wessels Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria. For more information, call 012 358 6750

Mabuta: With Shane Cooper on the bass, Bokani Dyer on keys, Sisonke Xonti on the sax, Robin Fassie-Kock on the trumpet and Marlon Witbooi on the drums this Friday, jazz collective Mabuta will be performing their acclaimed album Welcome to this World before going on tour. After that it’s back to the studio to record their second album. Details: The show takes place on October 25 at Untitled Basement, 7 Reserve Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R180 from and R240 at the door. For more information, call 011 339 1647.

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Saturday at Roving Bantu Kitchen: Catch performances from Thandi Ntuli, Sphelelo Mazibuko, Benedikt Reising and Shane Cooper over a hearty meal this weekend. Details: The performances take place on October 26 at the Roving Bantu Kitchen, 125 Caroline Street, Brixton, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R130 to R250. To book your ticket call 072 223 2648 or email For more information, visit

Park Acoustics: With live music on two stages, a selection of beverages, craft food stalls and a 360° view of Pretoria’s nature trails, Park Acoustics looks to be a chilled place for sundowners before the new week arrives. Details: The event takes place on October 27 at the Voortrekker Monument, Eeufees Road, Groenkloof. Tickets cost R175 and can be purchased from For more information, visit or call 012 326 6770.

Cape Town International Kite Festival: The annual kite festival is themed “Let Hope Fly” for its 25th edition. Come witness kiters from Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Turkey, the United Kingdom and South Africa show off their creations, while promoting mental wellness. The festival is hosted by nonprofit Cape Mental Health. Details: The festival takes place on October 26 and 27 at Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Marina Da Gama, Muizenberg, Cape Town. Tickets cost R15 to R40 and can be purchased from For more information, visit or call 021  447  9040.

A rainbow in my pocket: This show is a collection of spatial encounters from the last 12 months of artist Liza Grobler’s life. Through her mixed media on canvas the viewer is transported from the Karoo to Brooklyn in New York, the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Green Point Urban Park and France. “Reality is always shifting,” says Grobler, “and as an attempt to make sense of it, so am I.” Details: The exhibition takes place until November 1 at Everard Read Circa, 3 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. Entry is free. For more information, visit or call 021 418 4527.

Joburg Selected: Using Johannesburg’s architecture as a muse to tackle his relationship with the city, Sam Nhlengethwa presents a new body of work. Although he currently lives outside the city much of his life was spent working in and around Johannesburg. Through this series, Nhlengethwa zeros in on buildings and places — like the Market Theatre, Constitution Hill and Ponte — that built his impression of the city many years ago. Details: The exhibition takes place until November 16 at the Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg. For more information, visit or call 011 788 1113.

Counting the Costs: We cannot ignore our hand in making the world hotter, especially with the rapid rate at which glaciers are shrinking worldwide. Enter photographer Dillon Marsh, whose images present a new way of visualising this shrinkage and make an issue that is often rendered elusive more concrete. Details: The exhibition takes place until November 23 at Gallery MoMo, 16 Buiten Street, Cape Town. Entry is free. For more information, visit or call 021 424 5140.

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